PhD, Temple University, Health Education (major), Health Counseling (minor), 1996
CRNP, Widener University, School of Nursing and the Children's Cancer Research Center of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Oncology, 1986
MSN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1981
BSN, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1978
Board certified in infection prevention and control
Research and Clinical Interests
Healthcare of children
Infection prevention and control
2010 Principle Investigator, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Health Professions, Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Knowledge and Attitudes of Chief Nurse Executives Related to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
2008 Principle Investigator, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Nursing, Factors Influencing Immunization Acceptance of Nursing and Medical Students at an Urban University
2008 Principle Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Executive Nurse Fellow Alumni Association, Inclusion of Childhood Obesity Prevention and Related Social Action in a Nursing School Curricula
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter, President-elect 2010
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, National Education Committee
American Nurses' Association, Pennsylvania Nurses' Association
American Association of Nurse Executives
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter
Awards And Honors
Blue Ribbon Abstract Award, 2008 Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology Annual Conference
Dartmouth Clinical Microsystems 2005 Film Festival Award
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Fellow, 2005
Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship, 2003-2006
American Nurses Foundation Scholar, 1995
International Organization for Migration, Indonesia Disaster Recovery Program. Infection Control Consultant and Clinical Educator for the Satellite Health Centers, Meulaboh, Indonesia. February 17-March 2, 2007.
U.S. Exchanges, LLC, William Solar Pediatric Hospital, Havana, Cuba January 7-8, 2002.
American International Health Alliance, Infection Control and Occupational Health for Primary Care. Moscow, Russia February 1-3, 2001.
American International Health Alliance, Infection Control and Occupational Health for Primary Care. Almaty, Kazakstan January 29-30, 2001.
Infections in Neonates and Organization of Nursing in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. X Katowickie Szkolenia Neonatologiczne, Ustron, Poland, November 19-21, 1998.
American International Health Alliance, Infection Control Train-the-Trainer Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, January 13-17, 1997.
American International Health Alliance, Infection Control Hospital Survey, Sokolov Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Russia, January 10-15, 1997.
American International Health Alliance, Third Annual Partnership Conference for the New Independent States, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 16-19, 1995.
American International Health Alliance, Infection Control Hospital Consultant, Children's Hospital No. 2, Obstetrical Hospital No. 2, Ukraine State Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine, June 23-29, 1995.